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Updated: July 17, 2012 13:17 IST

Training programme on bamboo art introduced

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Member Secretary of APCOST Y.Nagesh Kumar,Founder of the Omkar and Lion School of Deaf and Dumb A.S.N.Prasad, Prof.T. Sudhakar Reddy and Director of APCOST P.V.Subba Rao at the inaugural training programme on traditional crafts for physically challenged in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam
The Hindu Member Secretary of APCOST Y.Nagesh Kumar,Founder of the Omkar and Lion School of Deaf and Dumb A.S.N.Prasad, Prof.T. Sudhakar Reddy and Director of APCOST P.V.Subba Rao at the inaugural training programme on traditional crafts for physically challenged in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Learning should not be confined to textbooks and classrooms alone, it should make the physically challenged group survive and make a livelihood, said professor of fine arts in Andhra University T. Sudhakar Reddy.

A training programme on bamboo art was introduced at Omkar and Lion’s School for the Deaf and Dumb here on Monday.

The session which includes making of pen stands, boxes, hangers, Venetian blinds, floor and table mats, small tables, bamboo chairs, vases and other utility items, will be organised by department of Architecture and Andhra University College of Engineering (A) in association with APCOST (Andhra Pradesh Council for Science and Technology). The four-month workshop will be conducted with the skilled craftsmen along with the ideas given by the students who passed out X class.

Learning should not be confined to textbooks and classrooms alone, it should make the physically challenged group survive and make a livelihood, said professor of fine arts in Andhra University T. Sudhakar Reddy.

When one can get handcrafted items in remote places like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, it would be nice if they are accessible in our own city, said member secretary APCOST Y. Nagesh Kumar who attended as a chief guest.

Secretary and correspondent of the school M.N. Aditya, “We are finding it tough to create job opportunities for these students post their studies. We hope that the training of these handicrafts will facilitate the underprivileged group either to get an opportunity to work in small scale industries or set up their own establishments,” he explained. Director of APCOST P.V. Subba Rao, Vice-Principal of College of Engineering (A), Ch.V.R. Murthy, Principal of college of arts and commerce K. Sree Ramamurthy were present.

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